You’re Not Supposed to Follow the Links, Jackasses!

September 26th, 2007  |  Published in etc

Daring Fireball: More on the Amazon MP3 Store:

Which brings me to the jackassiest comment of the day regarding Amazon MP3, from Jupiter Research analyst David Card to the Associated Press: “In and of itself, (Amazon MP3) isn’t enough to change any market share. They have to do a good job at building their store.”

Well, perhaps Amazon can find a book or something about how to build a successful high-volume online store.

Wow! That guy sure is a jackass! I’m gonna go read that article to see if he said anything else JACKASSY!

Hm …

Carr characterized the number of record labels that still insist on copy-protection technology as ”a handful.” But David Card, an analyst at Jupiter Research, said in an interview that ”having two out of four labels doesn’t cut it.”

Warner Music Group Corp. and Sony BMG Music Entertainment, which is owned by Sony Corp. and Bertelsmann AG, have not agreed to sell music on Amazon MP3, and Card pointed out that Universal and EMI have made only parts of their catalogs available without copy protection.

”Their catalog is going to suffer for a while,” he said, referring to Amazon.

Card said Amazon’s entrance into the market represents serious competition for Apple, which can no longer rely solely on the bond between the iPod and iTunes.

But, Card said: ”In and of itself, (Amazon MP3) isn’t enough to change any market share. They have to do a good job at building their store.”

Yeah … he couldn’t possibly have meant “build” in the sense of increasing their inventory. What a jackass.

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